Management Team

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Daniel Miller- Director

Desde el 2012, Daniel ha vivido y trabajado en Ecuador, vive en Guayaquil donde cumple la función de Director de IH Guayaquil. A lo largo de los años, Daniel ha ocupado varios cargos como jefe de Entrenamiento para Maestros y Coordinador Académico. Actualmente, Daniel se encarga de la administración de los exámenes de Cambridge, las Certificaciones para Maestros y del seguimiento a profesores de IH Guayaquil. Adicionalmente. Daniel es un tutor activo de los cursos de Cambridge CELTA, TKT y DELTA. Tiene un masterado en Applied Linguistics y TESOL en la Universidad de Leicester.

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Mónica Vaca - Centre Manager

Mónica Vaca nació y creció en Guayaquil. Después de vivir y trabajar en Quito desde el 2012, regresó a Guayaquil en el 2018. Ella empezó a trabajar en IH Ecuador en el 2009. Se graduó en Administración de Empresas en la Escuela Superior Politécnica del Litoral (ESPOL) en el 2010. Desde el 2012, Mónica, ejerce el cargo de presidente de IH Guayaquil, cargo que envuelve varias funciones de manejo y confianza, las cuales incluyen administrar el departamento administrativo y financiero; así como también, tiene a su cargo la coordinación de los exámenes internacionales de Cambridge Assessment English.


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Jodie Atwell

Jodie is a British and Barbadian, Trinity certified English teacher. She received her TESOL certification in Spain where she lived and worked for two years. During her time there she also received her Business English and Young Learners trinity certificates. After the start of the pandemic, Jodie returned to Barbados to study at the University of the West Indies where she received her Master’s in International Trade Policy. Jodie is passionate about literature and enjoys reading and writing in her spare time.

Olga Sakidon

Olga has lived and taught in Ecuador since 2018. Apart from a degree in Linguistics and Teaching Methodology, Olga also holds a Cambridge DELTA and is now in the final year of her MA in English Language Teaching with the University of Southampton (UK). During her time at IH Guayaquil, Olga taught all age groups, from young learners to adults, and all levels, from Beginners to Advanced, but her area of interest and expertise is teaching higher levels and exam preparation classes. Olga still teaches part-time, but since 2021 she has been actively involved in teacher training as one of the tutors on the CELTA courses delivered by IH Guayaquil. Olga is also an international speaking examiner for most Cambridge main suit exams and IELTS.

Wouter Redelinghuys

Wouter has been in ESL since 2003 when he took a supposed one-year break to teach English in China. Since then, he has worked for two years or more in China, Vietnam, Thailand, Afghanistan, Seattle and currently on the coast of Ecuador. During this time, he has worked as an English Instructor, Teacher Trainer and Director of Studies. He has worked for large franchises, Universities and smaller well-known schools. He has also been the speaker, including keynote, at several International ESL conferences. He completed a DELTA at IH London (2010) and has an MA in Education.

Ryan Mcguire

Ryan has lived in Ecuador since 2019 and has been a teacher at IH Guayaquil for the last couple of years. Since living in Ecuador he has spent time in Guayaquil, Quito and around the Amazonian region of the country. He has enjoyed getting to know the locals as well as the typical food from around the country and hopes to continue doing so for the foreseeable future.


Dena Piercy

Dena comes from the USA and has been living and teaching in Guayaquil since 2017 and was previously a teacher at International House in Moscow, Russia. She has a B.A. in liberal arts from Linfield College, a CELTA certificate, and IH certificates in teaching young learners and teens, and online tutoring. In addition to teaching courses, she is also a certified Cambridge Speaking Examiner.


Simon Griffiths

Simon is originally from Kent in the beautiful south-east of England. He has lived in Ecuador for over 10 years, and in that time has taught at many different academies, universities, and schools. He has worked at IH Guayaquil since 2017 as a teacher and a Cambridge speaking examiner. Academically, his specialisms are English language and writing, literature, and political science, for which he has a Master’s degree from UEA Norwich. Simon’s favourite thing about teaching is helping people access new knowledge and giving them the skills to think about the world in different ways. When he’s not working (which isn’t often), he loves reading novels, listening to music, watching films, playing games, and looking after his cats and dog.

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Marion Jordis

Originally from Vienna, Austria, Marion lived in the UK for over 19 years. She completed her Bachelor degree in Education Studies and Sociology at the University of North London, a PGCE Upper Primary with Modern Foreign Languages at Goldsmiths University of London and a CELTA at Lewisham College. Marion taught as a supply teacher and teaching assistant in schools all over London for many years and as an ESOL teacher at Lewisham College for about 3 years. Between 2015 and 2016 she worked in a language school in a small town in Minas Gerais, Brazil, and since 2018 she has been teaching at International House Guayaquil. Her experience includes teaching general English at all levels, exam preparation and business English. In addition to teaching, Marion also worked as a youth worker with unaccompanied refugee minors in Vienna between 2014 and 2015, where she organised and carried out workshops in arts and crafts, capoeira and help with homework or studies. Her personal interests include dance, capoeira and music, and she has recently moved to the coast and is hoping to learn surfing.

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Greg Mackie

Greg is from the United States but currently lives in Mexico with his wife, Patricia, and two cats, Fred and Amelia. He teaches online classes for IH Guayaquil, including general English and IELTS test preparation classes. He loves exploring language and always brings a little humor to his classes. His other interests include running marathons, listening to classical music and opera, and reading classic novels.

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Jevon Bernard

Jevon is a native English teacher who hails from the twin-island Republic of Trinidad and Tobago. Rooted in the multicultural heritage of the Caribbean, Jevon provides a dynamic perspective on English, an amalgamation of historically British and contemporary American styles. He received his CELTA certification in 2021 from IH Guayaquil where he now also serves as an online teacher. Prior to this, he served as an English tutor at the Universidad Pedagógica Nacional in Bogotá where he developed a passion for teaching. He has also been working with the IELTS Testing Center in Trinidad since 2016. He holds a B.A. in Spanish with International Relations from the University of the West Indies.


Griffith Scott

Griffith came back to Ecuador in the year 2001. He started working as an English teacher at Espol in 2005, where he remained until 2020. He also taught German at Espol and worked as an English and translation teacher in other institutions such as UEES, Universidad Católica de Guayaquil, ITAE and UTEG. Griffith started teaching preparation for the FCE exam at IH this year. He holds an MA in Translation studies from University College Cork.